We have always lived in the castle

146 pages

English language

Published Jan. 8, 2006

ISBN:
9780143039976

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4 stars (7 reviews)

My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise, I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cap mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead...

4 editions

The Unease Never Leaves

3 stars

The reader finds themself taking part in the perplexing day-to-day lives of the remaining Blackwood family through the puzzling eyes of Miss "Merricat" Blackwood. This world has you always feeling that something is not quite right; from the villagers, to the Blackwood family, and the settings themselves, the lurking unease never leaves. This work is beautifully crafted but, upon finishing, I was left wondering why I had ever picked it up to begin with. (3.5/5)

Review of 'We Have Always Lived in the Castle' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I started reading this book nearly three months ago, and I don't know exactly why it took me so long to finish it. Other graphic novels came and went, and I read a chapter of WHALITC here and there, but I finished the last 40 pages in one sitting at breakneck pace. Usually, after finishing a book that took me a long time to read for no real reason at all, I end up feeling a bit bummed that I got so distracted. But, with WHALITC, I felt that reading at a not-so-typical pace added so much to the story. The characters still stuck out in my mind, and I could pick up right where I left off in this jarring story. With other stories like We Need To Talk About Kevin, Room, and even movies like the VVitch, I felt like I was watching or reading something that I …
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